Field Trips

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Field Trips can be some of the most exciting and educational times at The Hunter Farm. Public School and Home School classes from K through 2nd grade take part in our hands-on educational tours that provide the students with an unforgettable experience.  

During their rotation through our learning stations, children will experience the sights, sounds, and smells, of a working farm.  Our learning stations have received great reviews from teachers across the region because they reinforce learning objectives straight from the curriculum.  Students take a hayride (or is it a straw-ride?) down to the barns.  There they collect milk from the dairy barn, gather eggs from the hen's nest and shell corn from the cob.  Students watch in disbelief as the hard kernels of corn are ground into soft cornmeal and stirred into batter.  They are amazed to discover how many of their favorite foods found in the grocery store also contain corn.  

We will also discuss how corn, and other plants, can be made into environmentally friendly bio-fuels.

"MY Food Comes from the Farm"

and some fuels!

Spring field-trip overview


Students will Learn Answers to These Questions... and more

  • What makes plants grow?
  • How does irrigation work?
  • How are seed planted?
  • What is soil composition?
  • What makes good "dirt" in a garden?

and much more!

Fall Field-Trip Overview


Students will Learn Answers to These Questions... and more

  • What is the difference between hay and straw?
  • How do animals with fur feel different from animals with feathers?
  • Where does milk come from?
  • How is fuel made from food?
  • What is the difference between raw milk, whole milk, and skim milk?
  • What is the difference between diary cows and beef cows?
  • What characteristics define the perfect pumpkin?

and much more!


Pricing:

Spring

  • $8.00 per student and parents
  • $1.50 additional for Ice Cream
  • No charge for teachers
  • Includes container of Strawberries for students
  • Teachers, Parents, and Chaperones may pay for strawberries picked
  • Reservations Required
  • Shaded picnic area and play area available

FALL

  • $8.50 per student and parents
  • No charge for teachers
  • Reservations Required
  • Shaded picnic area and play area available

Call today to reserve your day and time.  Availability is going FAST!


Call today to reserve your day and time.  Availability is going FAST!

(704) 846-7975


The Hunter Farm has a registered nurse on staff.  

We comply with the recommendations from the NC Department of Agriculture for petting barns.

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